NI Technology Updates Outlooks for Altera, Xilinx, Micron, SanDisk and DragonWave

Oct 15, 2010, 08:37 ET from Indie Research Advisors, LLC

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (, an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for Altera (Nasdaq: ALTR), Xilinx (Nasdaq: XLNX), Micron (NYSE: MU), SanDisk (Nasdaq: SNDK) and DragonWave (Nasdaq: DRWI).

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McWilliams covers these topics and more in his recent reports:

-- When Wall Street analysts were busy trashing programmable logic leaders Altera and Xilinx early this year, McWilliams advised Next Inning readers in no uncertain terms the analysts were not only wrong in their conclusions, but that the logic behind the conclusion was wrong as well.  He also advised readers that Altera was poised then to be the bigger winner in 2010.  As we know now, both stocks have been solid performers this year and Altera has far outdistanced its rival, Xilinx.  Does McWilliams continue to believe investors should consider one or both of these stocks as core strategic investments?  Which of the two is more attractive at current prices?  Does McWilliams think there are still drivers at work that will lead Altera and Xilinx to grow revenue faster than the broad semiconductor industry?  What are his estimated fair value prices for the two stocks?

-- McWilliams advised investors it was time to close long positions in Micron in January when the stock was trading at $10.14 and reiterated the call to sell in June when the stock was trading for $8.94.  Now that the stock has seen some positive attention on news that it struck a license deal with Samsung, does he think it's time to jump back in for another ride up?

-- After suggesting that Next Inning readers buy SanDisk in late 2008 when it was trading for only $7.70, McWilliams stated it was time to sell when the price surged above $46 earlier this year. Does he think it's time to jump in again now for another run higher?  What important factors do investors need to be aware of when considering memory stocks?  What is the thesis McWilliams shared in his Paradigm Paper, "Memory Manufacturers Sell Silicon by the Pound?"  How can investors leverage this knowledge to make money in the booming memory sector?

-- When McWilliams quickly added shares of DragonWave to the Next Inning focus portfolio earlier this year in the mid-$4s, he confidently advised Next Inning readers the sell-off of was way overdone and Wall Street would soon realize its mistake.  What caused DragonWave shares to move sharply higher this week?  Is McWilliams expecting Clearwire to resume its 4G build-out and deliver more revenue to DragonWave?  Does McWilliams have a positive view of DragonWave's plan to acquire Axerra Networks?  What possible gap in DragonWave's model might this acquisition fill and how could that accelerate DragonWave's growth?

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